Welcome to Thursday’s transfer news update from CFCnet, where we take a look and give our take on all the latest rumours regarding potential comings and goings at Stamford Bridge this summer.
As reports recently surfaced regarding an overhaul at Stamford Bridge, more and more players future’s look uncertain and this mornings press have reiterated that. Branislav Ivanovic has once again been linked with a move away from The Bridge as Bayern Munich are showing interest.
Mourinho is a huge fan of Ivanovic and has continued to show his faith in the big defender by picking him every game, forcing Cesar Azpilicueta to play on his less favoured left side. However, Ivanovic is now the wrong side of 30 and is in the one year at a time contract policy, therefore there could be a potential move on the cards. This will only happen if they can bring in decent cover at left back with Filipe Luis’s future also in doubt.
Meanwhile The Express have reported that Chelsea are conjuring up a swap offer for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, who has continued to impress in the Premier League this season. It is said that John Obi Mikel will be offered as an exchange as he has found himself out of favour at The Blues once again this season and is weighing up his own options.
Finally, once again there is talk about interest in Eden Hazard. Naturally of course there will always be talk of this, but having recently signed a new contract at Chelsea and seemingly happy at the club, I can’t see him going anywhere anytime soon.
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Simon Phillips – News Editor